AI Conference

Fuelling European Innovation with AI

24 November 2023


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24. November 2023
09:30 hrs

Welcoming address

Federal Minister Dr Volker Wissing

09:40 hrs


Jonas Andrulis (Aleph Alpha)
Dr Arthur Mensch (Mistral AI)
Prof. Andreas Dengel (DFKI & TU Kaiserslautern)

10:10 hrs

Opening panel:
“Application and development of AI as a precondition for value creation in Europe”

Federal Minister Dr. Volker Wissing MdB
Daniela Schmitt, Ministerin für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Landwirtschaft und Weinbau in Rheinland-Pfalz
Tiit Riisalo (Minister of Economic Affairs and Information Technology of the Republic of Estonia)
Jonas Andrulis (Aleph Alpha)
Dr Arthur Mensch (Mistral AI)
Prof. Andreas Dengel (DFKI & TU Kaiserslautern)

11:00 hrs Networking breakfast
11:30 hrs

Working groups

Experts, moderators and guests


Working group 1:
“How can Germany and Europe successfully maintain the lead in (smart) robotics?”

Moderator: Patrick Schwarzkopf (VDMA)

Prof. Dominik Bösl (Micropsi Industries & Hochschule der bayrischen Wirtschaft)
Johannes Fuchs (Robotise)
Prof. Karsten Berns (TU Kaiserslautern)
Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer (DLR)
Leon Koch (luhbots – robotics team of Leibniz University of Hannover, LUH)


Working group 2:
“AI made in Europe – Trustworthy and competitive at the same time?”

Moderator: Christiane Stein

Prof. Andreas Dengel (DFKI & TU Kaiserslautern)
Prof. Philipp Slussalek (DFKI, AI initiative CLAIRE)
Prof. Matthias Niessner (Synthesia & TUM)
Dr Arthur Mensch (Mistral AI)
Dr Frauke Goll (applied AI)

12:30 hrs Networking lunch
13:30 hrs

Presentation of the working groups’ outcomes

Working group moderators

14:00 hrs

Panel discussion:
“Transparent AI - test standards & information“

Dr Sebastian Hallensleben (VDE, CEN-CENELEC JTC AI)
Prof. Bertrand Braunschweig (Confiance.ai)
Dr Peyman Khodabakhsh (acatech)
Milan Gandhi (Institute for Strategic Dialogue)
Marc Hauer (TÜV AI Lab)

15:00 hrs Coffee break
15:15 hrs

Concluding panel:
“Hidden AI – How AI can make everyday life easier”

Medical Science
Prof. Anne Schwerk (Berlin Institute of Health & International University of Applied Sciences)

Dr Andreas Heindl (Mobility Data Space, acatech)

Dr Christiane Plociennik (DFKI4Planet)

Prof. Paul Lukowicz (DFKI)

16:05 hrs


Frank Krüger (Head of the Data Policy and Digital Innovations Directorate, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport)

16:15 hrs End of the conference